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SAVE THE DATE - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
February 24, 2000
News Media Contact:|
THE FCC & FTC TO MAKE POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING
TRUTH-IN-ADVERTISING OF LONG DISTANCE SERVICES
Wednesday, March 1, at 9:30am
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW, Washington, D.C.
COMMISSION MEETING ROOM
- Robert Pitofsky, Chairman of the FTC
Consumers have reported being confused and often misled by the claims made by companies marketing long distance services. New services, including ``10 10'' numbers and discount calling plans, are heavily promoted in prime time TV commercials, in national newspaper and magazine campaigns, and through major direct mail promotions. Next week's news conference follows a joint forum held by the two Commissions last November to discuss how these long distance services are advertised and marketed.
News about the Federal Communications Commission can also be found
on the Commission's web site www.fcc.gov.